Former LA Lakers Coach Mike D’Antoni Selling Manhattan Beach Home for $9.8 Million
For Mike D' Antoni, a former NBA player turned NBA coach, changing residence seems to jive with his fast pace and offense-pact professional basketball coaching style. Others would even equate it to his ability to transfer from one NBA team to another in an instant -- he had gone from Phoenix Suns to New York Knicks and to LA LAkers from 2004 to 2013 of his coaching career, as noted on the NBA website.
And now it seems he also quickly changes his home address. It was just 2 years ago that he bought a property on a 60 foot by 45 foot lot in Manhattan Beach for $6.9M, after leaving his more spacious one-acre residence in New York, reported Curbed.
Curbed said that the former Lakers head coach thought he could guide his team in the 2012-2013 season. Eventually the season ended, the LA Lakers went home with nothing, but still, 2 days later, D' Antoni and his wife Laurel, had purchased the Manhattan home.
The move was surprising but some fans commented and assumed that the deal was officialy negotiated even before the first round playoff's dismal and tragic results, Curbed notes. What was left is for D'Antoni to do what he promised, so he paid up for his newly-acquired home.
But that's past and the Lakers already said goodbye to him after the 2013-2014 season after he resigned. Now, he is listing his 3-story Manhattan property for sale. According to LA times, D'Antoni sells the South Bay property for $9.8 M
The contemporary property, within a 5,000-sq.ft. floor plan, sits on a corner walk-street, offering sweeping views from Catalina Island to Malibu. The four-bedroom property also includes 4.5 baths, a south-facing terrace, a majestic living room, a dining room and a chef's kitchen with a breakfast bar. It also has a 5th bedroom that serves as a gym room when not in use.
The former New Yorker Knicks coach's home also offers ocean views from most of the bedrooms and the common rooms. It also boasts of a 400-glass wine bar with a sub-basement level wine cellar that can house 2,000 bottles of wine. There is an elevator to service all three levels of the property.
LA times reports that the couple will be relocating to West Virginia this Spring, according to Jenny Peters of Digs magazine. It seems like the NBA coach is really on the move and could be eyeing that coaching position for the Denver Nuggets, as reported earlier by Denver Post.